Collaborative economy in Barcelona

Categories: Construction Material, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Communication and Education, Energy, Plastic, Water, EEE, Wood, Land use, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Barcelona City Council

Main partners:

  • TERSA, Barcelona City Council & Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • One of the main private partners: AVANCAR

Localisation: Barcelone (Spain)

Summary

Barcelona is becoming a strong hub for collaborative consumption/economy in various domain such as mobility, tourism, clothes, stuff, skills, finances, etc.

Textiles waste prevention in North Wales

Categories: Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other bulky items

Organisation: Cylch (Wales Community Recycling Network)

Localisation: North Wales (UK)

Summary

Cylch (Wales Community Recycling Network) is operating a pilot scheme in North Wales with the objective to reduce the amount of textiles going to landfill, and to ensure that communities benefit from textiles reuse and recycling.

Sofa project on second hand furniture

Categories: Metal, Glass, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: SOFA Project

Localisation: Bristol (UK)

Summary

“SOFA Project” was founded in Bristol in 1982 as the 'Shifting Old Furniture Around' project and has flourished ever since. “SOFA Project” is a social enterprise that supplies second hand furniture, household goods and domestic electrical appliances to people in conditions of need.

RUSZ Repair and service center Vienna

Categories: Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: R.U.S.Z. - Reparatur und Service Zentrum

Localisation: Vienna (Austria)

Summary

Since 1998, Vienna supports financially the repair center R.U.S.Z. – Reparatur und Service Zentrum. At the R.U.S.Z. WEEE products diverted from shredder treatment are collected and repaired. Electronic waste that can be repaired is reused and sold as second hand equipment.